3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

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3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

3-Day Orange River Rafting for Students

The 3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students is an adventure suitable those with a need for adrenalin and those who crave to escape the city – on a student budget of course!

Join us and experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as a mode of transport. Bring along any inflatable devices you have and let’s make our adventure a fun and colourful one! Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer. The perfect outdoor getaway with fun-filled rapids, hiking, star gazing and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert. Sleep under the star-studded skies of the Richtersveld and enjoy fire cooked meals made by your guide.

The 3 Day Orange River Rafting is the perfect adventure for those who enjoy a bit of rugged bush living!

Route Plan

Day 1 Arrive at Base Camp 18h00 pm (D) – Briefing
Day 2, 3 Orange River Rafting (B.L.D) – Camping on the banks of the   Orange River
Day 4 Orange River / Transfer Back to Base Camp (B) – Camping back at base camp included.

B– Breakfast, L– Lunch, D-Dinner included

You will be taken from our base camp, The Growcery, through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next three days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels and excellent bird life. The River has rapids graded at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, ‘which means after every rapid, there is always a pool’. The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and camp for the day depends on the progress made that day, where we will choose our overnight spot on the banks of the river. This is an excellent combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for all with no experience.

How to find us?

Our Basecamp, The Growcery, is 22km from the border post inside South Africa. Our Adventure will start in South Africa and end in Namibia. We will then be transported back through Namibia and over the Border back to the Growcery Camp.

Valid Passports are required, and no client will be accommodated without their passport.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No knowledge required.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This is a disease free zone.
  • How far is this trip? – 45km depending on the water levels.
  • When is High water? – Dec – April.
  • When is low water? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – a maximum of 24 people per group.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting it is a group of minimum 18 people
  • What is a scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departures with open groups and anyone can join. 
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list with every reservation.
  • Will my car be safe while I am on the trip? – We offer safe and secure parking at The Growcery Camp.
  • What about a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your equipment.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring the needed ingredients and our guides will assist in the preparations.



Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Park fees, entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, as indicated
  • Qualified river guides
  • Two man inflatable rafts
  • Paddles & flotation devices
  • 60L Dry bag for personal belongings
  • 45L Cooler Box per boat, Ice can be purchased at base camp
  • Transfer back to The Growcery
  • Accommodation on Day 4
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Camping equipment, tent, cutlery, crockery etc.
  • Water, 2l per person per day, juice & alcoholic beverages, snacks for in between meals
  • Food after your rafting trail
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

Minimum 50% Deposit secures your spot.

Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


2019 2020
Student Rates per person R 3450 R 3450
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

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